Your career

We provide advice, guidance and support in securing work experience, placements and graduate roles to help you discover and achieve your career goals.

Find out about the support available from the Department Placement and Employability team

How we support you

Within the department, we have a dedicated Placements and Employability and External Relations Manager, Amy Woolley, who not only offers CV, covering letter and application support, but can also help you find placements and graduate roles through her network of external employers.

Meet the team

Placements and work experience

Undertaking placements and work experience during your studies is encouraged in order to increase your opportunities for graduate employment, as well as to allow you an insight into your future career. The department sources placement opportunities which are advertised to students, and also supports students in finding their own placements.

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Graduate job roles

Our graduates go on to a range of roles in both the public and private sectors. Graduates roles include town planners, transport planners, urban designers, surveyors, community development workers, regeneration officers, sustainability consultants and housing officers.

Recent graduates have gone on to work for a number of high profile organisations, including:

  • AirBnB
  • Arup
  • BNP Paribas Real Estate
  • CBRE
  • Deloitte
  • Leeds City Council
  • Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
  • Peak District National Park
  • Savills
  • UN-Habitat

More information about the sort of jobs our graduates look for can be found on the Careers Service’s information resources.

Professional skills development

Throughout our modules we highlight the employability skills you are developing, making it easier for you to communicate these when applying for placements, further study, and graduate jobs.

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Urban studies and planning academics, students and external visitors offer an insight into workshops ran by level 4 students who are helping to introduce A Level geography students to the field of planning

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